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## What is a carrot icon?

A caret is **another name for a cursor**. 2. Alternatively referred to as the circumflex, the caret is the symbol ( ^ ) above the 6 key on a standard United States qwerty keyboard. In mathematics, the caret represents an exponent, such as a square, cube, or another exponential power.

## Why is it called a carrot?

Vegetable Dictionary – Carrot. The name “carrot**” comes from the French word “carotte.” Carrots originated in the Mediterranean**. Around the first century, Greek doctors used carrots as a stomach tonic. They were used as food during the 13th century in Europe.

## What is an upside down caret called?

An upside-down circumflex is called **a caron, or a háček**. It has an HTML entity in the TADS Latin-2 extension to HTML: ˇ and looks like this: ˇ which unfortunately doesn’t display in the same size/proportion as the ^ caret. Or you can use the unicode U+30C .

## What does the symbol above the 6 mean?

1. **A caret** is another name for a cursor. Alternatively referred to as the circumflex, the caret is the symbol ( ^ ) above the 6 key on a standard United States qwerty keyboard. In mathematics, the caret represents an exponent, such as a square, cube, or another exponential power.

## What is the name of this symbol?

This table contains special characters.

Symbol | Name of the Symbol | Similar glyphs or related concepts |
---|---|---|

& | Ampersand | |

⟨ ⟩ | Angle brackets | Bracket, Parenthesis, Greater-than sign, Less-than sign |

‘ ‘ | Apostrophe | Quotation mark, Guillemet, Prime, foot (unit), minute |

* | Asterisk |

## What are () called in English?

They can also be used in mathematical expressions. For example, 2{1+[23-3]}=x. **Parentheses** ( () ) are curved notations used to contain further thoughts or qualifying remarks. However, parentheses can be replaced by commas without changing the meaning in most cases.

## What is an upside down V?

The upside down V (∧) means AND. The circle with the plus inside (⊕) means **XOR** or eXclusive OR.

## What was the original color of carrots?

For centuries, almost all carrots were **yellow, white or purple**. But in the 17th century, most of those crunchy vegetables turned orange.